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'Elvis' Christmas Album' UK (re)issue CD in the original album series

Here is a new release in the original album series from 'Elvis One'. This time 'Elvis' Christmas Album' from the UK. This CD includes the original album tracks plus alternate takes, alternate versions and more. And as an extra bonus, a second disc with the Special Elvis' Christmas Program(For radio stations only) from December 3, 1967. And a 12 page booklet with photos & recording information.
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Elvis Presley : Welcome Aboard! (Bootleg Series) 2 CD Set

Elvis Presley : Welcome Aboard! (Bootleg Series) 2 CD Set is a special edition from The Bootleg Series and includes a 16 page booklet with photos, movie facts & recording information. The 2 CDs contain 68 tracks with ... All masters in Mono, Stereo & Binaural sound!, Alternate & uncut movie versions + the original movie versions, Complete & unedited masters, The acetate recordings,'Girls! Girls! Girls!' lobby spot & more!

'Something Special For Everybody' CD in the 'Bootleg Series'

The next release in the 'Bootleg Series' is 'Something Special For Everybody'. This CD comes with an eight page booklet and contains 29 tracks including: 'Something For Everybody' the original mono album masters, the alternate album with many alternate takes previously unreleased by the record company, the movie versions from 'Put The Blame On Me' and 'I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell'.

Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions : Slipcase Art Work

The huge 3 volume 'Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions' will now be BIGGER and have more pages than expected. Initially each of the three volumes was set at 500 pages (per book), but now the total has already reached 1700 pages. The set is already sold-out - meaning what we have on order is all we can get so if you have not yet ordered one yet, do so!! This massive set is individually numbered and in a beautiful slipcase. It is LIMITED to only 2000 copies and only comprises all the recording session details that are available to date, ... It also includes detailed discographies, reviews of every single, EP and album release, original release dates ... And as you have come to expect from 'The Elvis Files', the icing on the cake is a wealth of stunning photographs - approximately 1500 of them! - many of them previously unseen. 6 page preview.
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Elvis, '68 Special Edition Vol. 1 DVD

Many years ago, Elvis fans were delighted with videotape releases containing spectacular outakes of the famous '68 Comeback Special featuring sensational camera angles and performances of Elvis during one of his finest moments in his career. Over the years since, most of the footage has seen the light of day in various official releases. So why then this DVD production? Well, this DVD series takes the '68 Comeback Special to a whole new level, in a fantastic split screen production combining all the available footage and capturing all the excitement - making watching the '68 Comeback Special a whole new experience.

Bossa Nova Baby : The Ultimate Party DVD

New from 'Star' is the 'Bossa Nova Baby : The Ultimate Party DVD'. This great release includes all 24 (!!) tracks from the European version and some bonuses!

'Hollywood Elvis' Volume 5 DVD

'Hollywood Elvis' Volume 5 DVD features 55 clips from the late sixties, including some rare footage on the set, and hard to find pictures. The bonus section includes some alternate edits and rare outtakes. Including the following five movies in chronological order: 'Frankie And Johnny', 'Paradise Hawaiian Style', 'Spinout', 'Easy Come, Easy Go' and 'Double Trouble'.

Tracklisting : 'Elvis' Christmas Album' and 'Flaming Star' FTD Classic Albums

Here we have the tracklisting for the December FTD releases, 'Elvis' Christmas Album', a special limited edition 'Classic Album' CD and 'Flaming Star' CD, released here in the 'Classic Album' series.
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Heineken blames profit downgrade on Elvis

Heineken have issued a company profit downgrade (forecast) and a company executive (when talking to the BBC) has jokingly put the blame on the recent Elvis themed commercial using 'Bossa Nova Baby'.
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New Leader In Vegas : Elvis Presley Deluxe Hardcover Book

The book 'Elvis Presley : New Leader In Vegas' has been released and our order is on the way to us now. The book, showcasing Elvis Presley in 1969, is a hardcover with 144 pages and presented in a deluxe slipcase. It is a limited run of 1,000 AND it is almost sold out. The slipcase contains gold embossing. The foreword has been written by Joe Esposito and with every book comes a 8x10 bonus photo hand signed by Joe Esposito in person. LAST chance to pre-order.
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'Such A Night : Rockin' In The Early 60s' 10" Vinyl

This impressive 10" album, 'Such A Night : Rockin' In The Early 60s', 10" Vinyl, from Vee-Tone Records, features 12 rockin' floor-fillers recorded and released by Elvis Presley between 1960 and 1962. Scheduled for release in December 2014, this special collector's edition is limited to only 1000 copies and brings together some of Elvis’ finest early 60s dancers on one stylish compilation. Great sound quality and stunning artwork make this a must have addition to any record collection!
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Elvis Photographed Live On Stage In Charlotte and Memphis

Joseph A. Tunzi's JAT Publishing will release the hardcover book, 'Elvis Photographed Live On Stage In Charlotte and Memphis' at the end of November. The book features pictures from Elvis Presley's concerts in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 9, 1974 and Memphis, Tennessee on March 16, 17 and 20, 1974.
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'Hot Shots & Cool Clips' Vol. 7 DVD

JAT Publishing will release the DVD, 'Hot Shots & Cool Clips' Vol. 7 early to mid December.
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'Elvis' Christmas Album' + 'Flaming Star''Classic Album' Releases from FTD

FTD will release 'Elvis' Christmas Album', a special limited edition 'Classic Album' CD on November 23 along with 'Flaming Star', again in the 'Classic Album' series.
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King of the Hilton Book

'King of the Hilton' is a book about Elvis Presley in Las Vegas, seen through the eyes of someone who was there. After many requests from fans, respected Elvis writer and researcher Anne E Nixon, (author of 'Ten Years After' and 'The Elvis Archives'), is for the first time publishing her detailed show reports from the Vegas years. Anne attended 40 Elvis Presley shows from 1972-1976, and wrote copious notes on each performance. A few of her show reports were printed in books and magazines at the time, but only now has she opened the vaults and every show she attended is given in-depth coverage
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Released : Elvis In Florida April 1975 FTD Soundboard Concert CD

FTD have released the new CD, 'Elvis In Florida' a single disc in the Classic Album 7" format packaging, featuring highlights from Elvis' concerts during April 1975. The performances are taken from Jacksonville (April 25) and Lakeland (April 27/28). The 12-page booklet features great photos by Keith Alverson.
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Eiichi Ohtaki's Juke Box CD : Elvis Presley Edition

Sony Music Japan has released a new CD; Elvis Presley Selection: Eiichi Ohtaki's Juke Box. The CD contains a selection of well-known sings, with 20 tracks: (Eiichi Ohtaki (大瀧 詠一 Ōtaki Eiichi?) (July 28, 1948 – December 30, 2013) was a Japanese musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. He first became known as a member of the influential rock band Happy End, but was better known for his solo work).
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Elvis Presley chapter in Paul Simon biography

Former Los Angeles Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn, author of the acclaimed 2013 biography 'Johnny Cash: A Life', has agreed to write the ultimate biography of Paul Simon. And yes, Elvis is never far away. By way of example, Paul Simon shared an anecdote about talking to Simon about one of his musical heroes, Elvis Presley. 'He loved the way Elvis sounded on Heartbreak Hotel, the way he looked on television and his exotic Southern background', Hilburn said.
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Released : The Something For Everybody Sessions 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set

FTD vinyl have released 'The Something For Everybody Sessions' Limited Edition 2LP 180-gram vinyl set.
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Released : Elvis Presley Calendars and Diary for 2015

Now on the way to us are 2 Elvis Presley Danilo Calendars and a Diary for 2015. Elvis Presley Danilo Calendar A3 2015. Danilo Slimline Calendar 2015 Elvis Presley Danilo Diary 2015.
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'Elvis, Vegas Rhythm Revisited' from Gravelroad Music, CD / DVD / Book, 3 Concerts

The second release in the new Soundboard recordings series from Gravelroad Music is 'Elvis, Vegas Rhythm Revisited' featuring the February 3rd, 1973 Dinner show again a brand new deluxe 110+ page book with Soundboard CD. Plus on Multimedia DVD in full format 2 extra shows February 2nd, Midnight Show and February 3rd, 1973 Midnight Show and 45 Minutes 8 mm footage of the January/ February Vegas Season. 3 Soundboards fully re-mastered in amazing sound! 1 DVD with 45min 8mm footage of this 8th Las Vegas season combined to one complete show.

Released : La Collection 25cm en couleur (French Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set)

Elvis Presley : 'La Collection 25cm en couleur' (French Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set) has been released. This Ultra Limited Edition (1000 only) box set contains: 'Rock and Roll Elvis Presley', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Noel Avec Elvis', 'King Creole', 'La Retour De Elvis' and 'Loving You'. Each record contains the original art work, and different alternative takes and live versions.
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Elvis 80 CD

'Elvis 80' will be released by the 'Real Gone' label in Germany only on November 28.
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The Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee, Carl, Elvis & Johnny Hardcover Book

On 4 December 1956, four up-and-coming singers came together, largely by accident, at a Memphis recording studio. Inevitably the four began an impromptu jam session, some of which was taped by studio engineers. And that spontaneous, informal get-together became the stuff of legend, the four individuals being Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis AKA 'The Million Dollar Quartet'. Author Stephen Miller recreates that singular moment in rock history in 'The Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee, Carl, Elvis & Johnny' Hardcover Book, a 2013 Omnibus Press release.
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Famed Elvis Photographer Alfred Wertheimer Dies

Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes Sunday at his New York apartment.
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Elvis Presley Limited Edition Turntables 50s, 60s, and 70s period designs

Just released are three (3) Elvis Presley Limited Edition record players / turntables in 50s, 60s, and 70s period designs from Ricatech. Each player features a unique period design with a 3 speed turntable (33-45-78 RPM), Speed & Tone control, Auto return tone arm with Audio Technica needle and much more.
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Elvis In Florida April 1975 FTD Soundboard Concert in Classic Album 7" packaging

FTD has announced the imminent release of a new CD, 'Elvis In Florida', and other titles to be released before the end of the year. ('Flaming Star' (CD), the 'Something For Everybody Sessions' (2LP) and 'Elvis' Christmas Album' Classic Album 2 CD). 'Elvis In Florida' is a single disc in the Classic Album 7" packaging and features highlights from Elvis' concerts during April 1975. The performances are taken from Jacksonville (April 25) and Lakeland (April 27/28). The 12-page booklet features great photos by Keith Alverson and memorabilia. 'Elvis In Florida' is available to order now.
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Tom Jones to write book

Sir Tom Jones is reportedly set to lift the lid on his lengthy career by writing a tell-all book. The Welsh singer, who performed at this year's AFL grand final, has signed a lucrative deal with a UK publishing house, according to Britains Mail on Sunday publication. According to the report, Jones will reveal all about his friendships with stars including Elvis and Frank Sinatra. The book is reportedly set for release next year.
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Flaming Star Blu-ray : (Region Free) Only 3000 copies available

Following the very popular limited edition release on Blu-ray of Follow That Dream, 'Twilight Time' will release 'Flaming Star' in November again as a Region Free disc with only 3000 copies available.
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'Showroom Internationale' numbered 2LP vinyl set

Sony Legacy will release 'Showroom Internationale', a numbered 2LP vinyl set, for 'Record Store Day's' Black Friday on Friday, November 28, 2014.
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Elvis’ Christmas Album' (Camden 1970) 180 gram Vinyl

Just re-issued the classic album 'Elvis’ Christmas Album' (Camden 1970) on 180 gram Vinyl.
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Top Notch Nashville : Elvis At RCA's Studio B : Part 4 CD

'Top Notch Nashville : Elvis At RCA's Studio B : Part 4' (1 x CD The Bootleg Series) with 24 Tracks - Including, 8 outtakes/false starts previously unreleased by Elvis' record company, 'I'm Yours' (Stereo album+single master and Mono album masters, Most masters newly remastered and with original studio banter, Great sound quality and a 12 page booklet with photos and recording information.

'Elvis 50's Sensation : Studio Masters & Outtakes' CD

'Elvis 50's Sensation : Studio Masters & Outtakes' CD with 34 Tracks, including: 50's masters with original studio banter and outtakes in great sound quality. The album/single/ep masters from 'Wear My Ring Around Your Neck', 'Doncha' Thinks It's Time' and 'Lover Doll', Great movie versions from the movies 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'King Creole', Radio spot from Pine Bluff, 02-23-55 and much more! Some tracks previously unreleased by Elvis' record company, released by mistake or hard to find! Now for the first time collected on one great 50's CD release! A special edition from The Bootleg Series. And also a 12 page booklet with photos and recording information.

Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll Book

The book, 'Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll' by Allen J. Wiener will be released in October 2014. Based on more than a decade of research, dozens of fresh interviews, and careful review of hours of television and other footage, this book focuses on Elvis' TV career and the role it played in creating, sustaining, and reviving his unrivaled popularity.
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'Elvis For Everyone' FTD 2 CD Classic Album : Released

FTD has released their Classic Album series (Deluxe 7" size packaging) version of Elvis' 1965 album, 'Elvis For Everyone'. This 2-CD classic edition features insightful essays, rare memorabilia and great outtakes! It also features the rare overdubbed version of 'Wild in The Country' that featured maracas and additional bass guitar. Although, the source remains a mystery to this day, it was supplied to RCA-UK for its stereo version of the album as a replacement for 'Summer Kisses.' This track had been issued two months before on RCA-UK's unique album, Flaming Star And Summer Kisses. Apart from OPTIONAL MASTERS that could have been used, DISC 2 contains 23 Previously Unreleased Outtakes !!!!!!
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'Best Of British : The RCA Years 1957-1959' Hardcover book + 2 CDs

FTD have released the 'Best Of British : The RCA Years 1957-1959' book and CD set. This release is the continuation of the British story now detailing his RCA releases from 1957 - 1958. This book and CD release is a follow-up companion to the critically acclaimed and highly successful 'Elvis: The Best Of British : The HMV Years', [now sold out with just a few copies remaining] this book contains the full history of over FIFTY iconic Elvis songs initially released by RCA in Great Britain. Again, each song has been thoroughly researched to the same high standards and is graphically catalogued. Containing over 1000 illustrations, unpublished photographs and charts, together with rare items of memorabilia, this volume of 'The RCA Years' moves the story forward to explicitly reveal previously unknown facts and additional British connections to the songs.
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'Hot August Night' Limited Edition Vinyl 2-Disc Vinyl Set

FTD Vinyl has released 'Hot August Night' as a Limited Edition Vinyl 2-Disc Vinyl Set. Previously release only on CD, this is the first ever issue on vinyl of this concert! From the review of the CD 'Elvis was in fine form on this 'Hot August Night' of the 25th of August 1969, a performance perhaps never to be beaten. For those that only read the summery of reviews, I can be quite clear, this concert is without doubt the best live recording released to-date of Elvis Presley in 1969, and is one of the best concerts Elvis Presley ever performed - both in sound quality and performance! So crystal clear stereo sound and a great performance.
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Barbra Streisand on singing 'Love Me Tender' with Elvis : 'Our spirits were touching'

Barbra Streisand's new album, 'Partners' will include a duet with Elvis, the CD features '12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists'. This is the legendary artist's first duets album in more than a decade, and debuts new studio recordings of Streisand classics and others songs. View a video of Barbra Streisand telling the story of how her virtual duet with Elvis Presley came to be and the magic they created in studio and of her meeting the King, in this exclusive clip. 'Because I met him a couple of times, it was very easy. It felt like our spirits were kind of touching'. : Barbra Streisand. Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Listen.
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'Negotiations' over the 'Lisa Marie' continue ...

It seems the very public 'negotiations' between EPE and the owners of the 'Lisa Marie' (OKC Partnership) continues with the Memphis based company apparently putting both planes up for sale. However the jets namesake, Lisa Marie Presley has responded to fans saying they 'are not for sale', so it seems the dysfunctional maneuvering between the two parties continues. EPE are trying to obtain a better, more affordable lease agreement, but the negotiations are not for the faint hearted with EPE seemingly playing hard-ball telling the owners to remove the planes (or, we assume, agree to terms) and the planes owners playing on the sympathies of Elvis fans ...
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'Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Last Love Finally Tells Her Story' : Released

Ginger Alden's book, 'Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story' has been released. The following is from the publisher ... 'For over three decades Ginger has held the truth of their relationship close to her heart. Now she shares her unique story, and while a lot has been written about the King, the Elvis we meet in this long-anticipated memoir is a revelation'. 'In her own words Ginger details their whirlwind romance - from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage. She details his exploration of Eastern religions, his perception of being a 'legend', his devotion to family and friends, and her attempt to know the insular group surrounding Elvis. And for the very first time she talks about the devastating end of it all, and the 50,000 mourners and reporters who descended on Graceland in 1977, exposing Ginger to the reality of living in the spotlight of a short, yet immortal, life'.
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